A six-pack of technology links

The latest six pack of tech talk links and news stories from David Bradley

  • Make your Windows laptop more "secure" – The Am I Secure button analyses the system and checks the active settings automatically. It is possible to uncheck options and to check new options that should be applied.
  • How to foil a nationwide internet shutdown – If your corrupt, fascist or totalitarian government has flipped the switch on the internet you may be wondering how to rally your fellow activists and protesters. Here are some old skool ways to get back online and access your communications channels.
  • Is IPv4 the 2012 Y2K? – IPocalypse, ARPAgeddon, call it what you will, is the imminent demise of IPv4 to be the digital armageddon. Nope.
  • Periodic Table of Google – Visualized: Google's periodic table of application programming interfaces (APIs).
  • Lock your Windows computer with a transparent desktop – Before leaving the desk, you can quickly lock your computer using the “Windows logo key + L” shortcut and that will prevent anyone else from using the system in your absence. However, if you have programs running on your computer that you want others to see while you are away but without giving them access to the system, try Clearlock.
  • Internet Archive Wayback Machine – Wayback machine web archive has been around for years, having emerged from Alexa's recorded cache of the web back in the 1990s. Now they're released Surf the web as it was – beta version! Which brings the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine bang up to date and puts the history of the World Wide Web at your fingertips.

Author: David Bradley

Freelance science journalist, author of Deceived Wisdom. Photographer and musician.